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The Nirvana Nevermind Baby Re-created the Famous Cover and He Looks Exactly the Same (No, Not Really, He Got Older)

Photo: Getty Image Archive

Nirvana celebrated the 25th anniversary of their seminal album Nevermind on Saturday, and everyone we mean everyone wanted to celebrate its silver jubilee in a good rockin’ and rollin’ fashion. This includes Spencer Elden, a.k.a. the adorable baby who graced the cover of the album when he was just a few months old. This time around, Elden, now an artist living in Los Angeles, decided to re-create the cover with the modest inclusion of a swimsuit. “The anniversary means something to me. It’s strange that I did this for five minutes when I was four months old and it became this really iconic image,” Elden told the New York Post, who orchestrated the shoot. “It’s cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don’t even remember.” It’s fun to lose and to pretend and to re-create classic photographs, after all.

Photo: John Chappie
Nirvana Nevermind Baby Re-creates Famous Cover